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Ros Clayton, Trust Chair and TDS Governor
Ros has spent her whole career in education. Having started as a teacher of English in a grammar school, she later worked in secondary modern schools and in comprehensives. Ros was Principal of a comprehensive school in Cambridgeshire for 14 years, which during the 1990s left Local Authority control to become a Grant Maintained School, and which was recognised as an 'outstanding' school by Ofsted. Ros later took on the role of Director of Education and Children's Services in a failing Local Authority. Having led the local authority to a 'good Ofsted category', Ros then spent six years as an education consultant working mainly for the DfE as Chair of School Improvement Boards in challenging areas. She also spent time in the Treasury, working directly to 10 Downing Street on the Prime Minister’s education priorities. Ros considers her priority as Chair of the Trust and the Governing Body, to be ensuring strong strategic development and goals for the Trust and the school, developing outstanding governance by attracting and training governors with high level skills, attracting and developing outstanding teachers and leaders, setting targets, monitoring progress, challenging and supporting all aspects of school improvement, and ensuring the highest quality in all areas of the work of the Trust, and the best education for all students in The Duston School.
Joe McCann, Trust Vice Chair
Joe has been a governor since 2009 and during this time was a member of the board of Trustees when The Duston School became a Trust. He is currently Managing Director of Inclusion Quality Mark (U.K) Ltd and works with schools across the U.K and further afield to recognise and improve inclusion in schools. He has a background in education both as a teacher and senior leader, having previously worked with schools in Special Measures as an education consultant leading a team of interim managers. He has delivered training in England, Ireland, Egypt, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Kuala Lumpa on the importance of an inclusive education. As Vice Chair, Joe has regular meetings with the Principal and the SLT to ensure the school is constantly moving forward and delivering a high quality of education for all. He has a keen interest in ensuring every child at Duston receives the best possible education, and reviews targets and progress continually .
Glenn Daly, Trust Member and TDS Governor and Nominated Governor for Health & Safety and Financial Matters
Glenn has 3 daughters who all currently attend The Duston School. He has lived in Duston for 12 years. Glenn is a Managing Director for a local construction company and has over 23 years of experience in the construction industry and 5 years experience in Financial Services. Glenn has been a Governor at The Duston School for 7 years and Chair of Governors at a feeder primary school for almost 11 years.